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Feeding a Hot, Hungry Planet

 

We need to move beyond thinking about the environment—our land, water and air—only as a source of inputs for the food system. Instead we need to recognize that global environmental changes can diminish yields, reduce the amount of food we produce, and affect how nutritious it is and where we produce it.

But just how does the experience of change prompt food systems actors and institutions to work toward solutions?

Seeing the Forest for the Genes

 

Seeing the Forest for the Genes

A first of its kind study uses bioinformatics to help answer ecological questions about plant defenses and tree community dynamics 

New Postdoc Fellowship Opportunities at SESYNC

New Postdoc Fellowship Opportunities at SESYNC     

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications for three exciting new Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities that are scheduled to start in August 2017.

Neighbourhood defence gene similarity effects on tree performance: a community transcriptomic approach

 

Summary

The structure and dynamics of ecological communities are ultimately the outcome of the differential demographic rates of individuals. Individual growth and mortality rates largely result from the interaction between an organism's phenotype and the abiotic and biotic environment. Functional traits have been used extensively over the past decade to elucidate links among phenotypes, demography and community dynamics.

Could Climate Change Keep Kids Out of School?

 

Education is seen as a key tool for building resilience to climate change in the developing world. But new research shows that climate change could also make it harder to keep kids in school and ensure they get the best out of their time in the classroom.

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